Karbon Kubernetes Orchestration

Kubernetes Management Platform for Enterprise Solutions

Fast-track your way to production-ready cloud native infrastructure with Karbon, an enterprise Kubernetes management solution. Dramatically simplify provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management.

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Why Cloud Native Enterprises Turn to Karbon

Karbon empowers you to deliver and manage an end-to-end, production-ready Kubernetes environment with push-button simplicity while preserving a native user experience.


Deploy and configure production-ready Kubernetes clusters in minutes, as opposed to days or weeks.

Complete Solution

Easily integrate Kubernetes storage, monitoring, logging, and alerting for a full cloud-native stack supported by a single vendor.

No Vendor Lock-in

Deliver a native Kubernetes user experience with open APIs.

Capabilities & Benefits

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters in a Few Clicks

Automatically configure and deploy your Kubernetes clusters for high availability through Karbon’s simple, streamlined workflow.

Configure Persistent Storage

Every Karbon Kubernetes cluster is deployed with Nutanix’s full-featured CSI driver, which natively integrates with Nutanix Volumes and Nutanix Files to easily provide persistent storage for containerized applications. S3-compatible storage is also easy to set up with Nutanix Objects.

Scale Seamlessly, Without Limits

Add Kubernetes worker nodes with a single click. When additional physical resources are needed, expanding the cluster is just as simple.

Upgrade Nodes and Versions Without Downtime

Streamline node operating system patching and upgrade to the latest version of Kubernetes with no disruption to production applications.

Monitor, Log, and Get Alerts

Karbon integrates best-in-class open-source tools for cluster monitoring, logging, and alerting. Prometheus, ElasticSearch, Fluent Bit, and Kibana (EFK stack) are deployed on every cluster.

Accelerate your cloud-native journey with Nutanix

Nutanix AOS is Kubernetes-ready. Karbon is a fully integrated component of Nutanix AHV and can be operationalized in just a few clicks. Karbon is a foundational component of Nutanix’s complete cloud native stack, which delivers:

  • A powerful, top-to-bottom solution from a single enterprise cloud vendor

  • Native Kubernetes, built in

  • Enterprise-grade storage, networking & compute for Kubernetes management

  • Single pane of glass management

Run cloud-native workloads alongside your virtualized enterprise applications on the industry’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure solution.

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What Customers Are Saying...

Autodeskt uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

Data Center Service Provider

“Leveraging Nutanix Karbon, we can deploy a Kubernetes cluster on Nutanix in just a few minutes. Prior to Karbon, this process was complex, tedious, and very time-consuming. Now, we are able to increase business agility and serve our developer on demand with their container requests.”

- Zach Hilliard, Senior Director of SRE Cyxtera

Autodeskt uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

Digital Services

"We deploy our solution on many public kubernetes providers. Our TCO with Karbon is 50% of the price of an equivalent solution on public cloud.”

- Christian Senet, CTO, Hardis Group

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What’s New in Karbon 2.0

Karbon is included with Nutanix AHV and is a key component of Nutanix’s integrated cloud native stack. Read this blog to get the scoop on the value you can unlock for your business with Karbon.

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